Donald Albrecht

Through a Different Lens:
Stanley Kubrick Photographs

Museum of the City of New York and TASCHEN
2018

Co-edited and written with Sean Corcoran

This 328-page book accompanied the Museum of the City of New York’s exhibition Through a Different Lens: Stanley Kubrick Photographs. Chronicling the five years, from 1945 through 1950, when the future filmmaker worked at the pictorial magazine Look, the book brought together some 300 images by Kubrick, as well as rare Look magazine tear sheets. In his photographs, many unpublished, Kubrick trained his camera on his native city, drawing inspiration from the nightclubs, street scenes, and sporting events that made up his first assignments, and capturing the pathos of ordinary life with a sophistication that belied his young age. Co-editors Donald Albrecht and Sean Corcoran wrote an introductory essay, which traced the trajectory of Kubrick’s career at the magazine, and descriptions of Kubrick’s key assignments there. Noted photography critic Luc Sante contributed an essay that situated Kubrick within the contexts of postwar New York and other New York City photographers.

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Credits
Designer: Pure+Applied
Publishers: Museum of the City of New York and TASCHEN